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Culture, Economy, and the City

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549306
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0005
Culture, Economy, and the City

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This chapter explores how culture affects economy and city life, and how these become sources of new urban growth. The first section shows how aesthetics relates to urbanization by including culture in its discussion. More possibilities are explained in the chapter, such as its impact on industrial production and designation of cultural-products industrial districts. Policies on culture and local economic development and the future in these types of industries are also presented.

Keywords: culture; urbanization; cultural capitalism; metropolitan areas; industrial production; culture-rich areas

Chapter.  8885 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Business

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